PUBLIC NOTICE

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

1919 M STREET, N.W.

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20554

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Released: April 28, 1997

FCC ANNOUNCES THAT MAY 14, 1997 MEETING

OF THE NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL

WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC


(CC Docket No. 92-237)

In a public notice released March 24, 1997, the Federal Communications Commission announced three meetings of the North American Numbering Council (NANC), one of which is the meeting scheduled for May 14, 1997, at 8:30 A.M. EST, at the Federal Communications Commission, 1919 M Street, NW, Room 856, Washington, DC 20554. For the reasons described below, this meeting will be closed to the public. Therefore, only NANC members and FCC employees may attend the meeting. The time and location of the meeting remain the same.

This notice of the May 14, 1997, NANC meeting is being published in the Federal Register less than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting due to the NANC's decision to close this meeting. This statement complies with the General Services Administration Management Regulations implementing the Federal Advisory Committee Act. See 41 CFR §101-6.1015(b)(2).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Simms, Administrative Assistant of the NANC, at (202) 418-2330. The address is: Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC 20054. The fax number is: (202) 418-2345. The TTY number is: (202) 418-0484.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to NANC Chairman

Al Hasselwander's request, FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, in a letter dated

April 25, 1997, determined, "after review by the General Counsel, that the May 14 meeting of the NANC may be closed to the public." In making this determination, Chairman Hundt stated:

Given that the NANC's review, at the meeting, of proposals for the North American Numbering Plan Administrator is likely to involve disclosure of 'trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential,' the May 14 meeting is subject to the Government in Sunshine Act's allowance for closure of meetings otherwise required to be open to the public. See GISA Section 552b(c)(4). Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C., App. 2 (1988) (FACA), the requirement that Federal Advisory Committee meetings be open to the public is, therefore, not applicable to the May 14 meeting of the NANC. See FACA Section 10(d).

AGENDA

At the May 14, 1997 NANC meeting, the NANC will review the proposals submitted by respondents to the Requirements Document for the North American Numbering Plan Administrator. This review will assist the NANC in its final review of the recommendation for selection of a North American Numbering Plan Administrator.



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